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Hundreds of fascinating facts about the Olympics past and present, both summer and winter are to be found in this terrific compendium that will provide hours of entertainment whilst the Games are on this summer. From triumph and tragedy to details of the Olympic cheats, shocks and surprises as well as detailing the medal maestros. There’s even a special section about the Beijing Games including which 28 sports are going to be featured at the Games. Why not have an Olympics quiz using this book as a basis?
The Olympics is with us at all times, with its build up, with vast coverage given to the competitors in over 30 different winter and summer sports looking to make the Olympic team and qualify, and with significant and substantial media time given to Olympians and the Games throughout all years of the four year cycle. The mere announcement of the winners of the hosting of the 2012 Olympics drew globally, the 10th largest TV audience of 2005 in the world - an estimated 900 million.
|Publication date:||5th June 2008|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 200 books specializing in engaging and entertaining non-fiction books for children and young adults. His books have garnered much praise and won Children's Choice, NAPPA Gold Star, TES Book of the Year and Smithsonian awards. Refugees was shortlisted for The British Book Awards whilst Discover the Extreme World was on the four-book shortlist for the 2012 Blue Peter Book Award. In October 2018, Clive won The Sainsbury's Children's Book Award for The Book Of Comparisons. He also won The Blue Peter Book Award 2019 for The Colours of History. With a lifelong interest in geopolitics, ecology ...More About Clive Gifford
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